What We Know
Cartier is refreshing the Tank Américaine, one of its more modern takes on the Tank shape. No, it’s not the most modern Tank design – we see you Française – but the Américaine was introduced in 1989 in response to a trend towards larger AAA Cartier replica watches.
The new-for-2023 Tank Américaine lineup includes 11 total UK top Cartier fake watches across three sizes: mini, small, and large (see below for case specs). Apparently this means we’ll have to pour one out for the medium size, which we took for a Week On The Wrist in 2017.
Across all sizes, the high quality replica Cartier Tank Américaine watches will be offered in steel and rose gold; the mini and small versions also offer a diamond-treated case (and bracelet, in the case of a mini white gold version). In classic Cartier style, all will be offered on an alligator strap, and the mini and small sizes in gold will also offer an updated bracelet that’s all polished.
Like the Tank Américaine of old, the case has a combination of polished and brushed surfaces that gives the case structure and architecture. The dial on the small and mini versions is a familiar sunray finish, while the large Américaine has a vertical, satin brushed finish that I’m excited to see in person – Cartier has used this on a few perfect Cartier copy watches recently, and the effect is typically quite striking, different from Cartier’s traditional dial treatments.
In short, Cartier has refined the case of the Tank Américaine by making its curved shape and brancards (sides) just a little finer and curvier. The large version also houses a new caliber 1899 MC, which Cartier says is thinner than its previous automatic movements. It shows in the case dimensions: The new large Swiss made replica Cartier Tank Américaine watches is 8.6mm in thickness, down from the previous generation’s 9.5mm. The small and mini Américaine both use quartz movements.
What We Think
It was only 2017 when Cartier introduced the first Tank Américaine in steel, ostensibly to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Tank. The luxury Cartier Tank Américaine super clone watches itself is much younger than the Tank proper, introduced only in 1989, with words like “modernity” and “masculinity” used as its raison d’être. That is to say: It was a bigger, bolder take on the Tank Cintree of old, intended for an era when bigger, bolder, and apparently, American, were the things to be.
It drew on the 2023 replica Cartier Tank Cintree watches for inspiration, but instead of a curved caseback, the curved front of the Tank Américaine is anchored by a flat caseback. This gives the Tank Américaine a more modern wrist presence compared to the Cintree, where the curved caseback drapes around the wrist.
Fast-forward 20 years, and thin is in again. Cartier’s popularity over the past few years has been largely thanks to its small, thin dress Cartier fake watches for sale, and now it’s updating the Tank Américaine to better fit this mold. To be sure, the new Américaine still carries the largest profile of the Tank collection, but everything’s been slimmed down and refined just a smidge.
Perhaps because it’s a more modern take on the Tank, the Américaine continues to feel like one of the more approachable, everyday options in Cartier’s Tank lineup, especially in steel (30 meters of water resistance helps, too). This update is Cartier being Cartier: from a distance, you’d hardly notice the difference. But up close, the details and lines seem just a bit more refined and thoughtful; and so the Tank will continue its march forward for the next 100 years or so.